Norwich travel to West London to face Brentford in the late kick off on Saturday and we’ve got the best three betting tips for the Championship clash.
Brentford have been the epitome of inconsistent this season and their ups and downs have left them sitting in 14th place in the Championship. They’ve been hard to predict throughout most of the campaign with Griffin Park far from a fortress recently. There were rumours of a split in the camp with many of the players refusing to perform for manager Dean Smith, but that was soon blown out of the water with back to back Championship wins. They’ve lost just once in their last four games, conceding in the 89th minute to a Kyle Bartley header at Elland Road. They are becoming tougher to beat and the young side appear to be growing in stature. Scott Hogan has shouldered the majority of the goal-scoring burden for the Bees and he is likely to be subject of many bids from clubs higher up the pyramid in January. Brentford remained unbeaten for the first 8 games of the season here before a trio of home defeats to Birmingham, Barnsley and Fulham. They’ve since beaten Burton and drawn with Cardiff.
Norwich have been in dreadful form recently and another loss on Boxing Day at the hands of Reading makes it 8 defeats in 10. Alex Neil is under mounting pressure from the fans, but the board appear to be sticking with their man. The former Hamilton boss looks bewildered in his post-match interviews and the players just don’t appear to be giving their all. Their away form is a particular area of concern with 5 consecutive defeats since a 2-2 draw with Fulham in the middle of October. They’ve conceded 13 goals in that run of games and their defence simply falls apart under pressure. The real anomaly in their recent form is the 5-0 demolition of Brentford at the start of December at Carrow Road. It came out of the blue and suggested the Canaries had perhaps turned a corner. They followed It up with a 2-1 defeat at Barnsley. Their recent form has seen them drop down to 12th and with so many strong sides in the division this season, it’s looking a big ask to forge a run to the play-offs unless drastic changes take place.
Brentford vs Norwich Predictions
Based on current form, it’s hard to give Norwich much hope of getting anything from this game. Back the hosts to get their revenge on the side from East Anglia for our first Brentford vs Norwich betting tip this weekend, the best odds for Brentford to win are 17/10 with Betfred.
Sullay KaiKai is a young player who performs with confidence. The Crystal Palace loanee scored twice against Cardiff and will fancy his chances of following it up with another strike here so our anytime goalscorer tip completes our Brentford vs Norwich betting tips and it’s 7/2 at Betfred.
Brentford vs Norwich Team News
Phillip Hoffman is pushing for a start following his appearance from the subs bench on Monday. He could start alongside Scott Hogan. Josh Clarke hasn’t featured since the defeat against Norwich, but is fully fit and will be pushing for a start. Dean Smith is unlikely to make too many changes to a side in decent form. Alan Judge is still a long term absentee.
Norwich will be without Jonny Howson, who was dismissed against Reading. Yussouf Mulumbu may start in the centre of the park alongside Graham Dorrans. Nelson Oliveira has been in decent form and is likely to keep Cameron Jerome out of the starting XI once again.
Brentford vs Norwich Head to Head
Dean Smith and Brentford will be seeking revenge for the 5-0 defeat at Carrow Road at the start of the month. Norwich won 3-0 on their last visit to this ground back in September 2014. Cameron Jerome scored twice. The Bees last won here back in 2009.
Brentford vs Norwich Betting Odds
The hosts start at around 17/10 with most firms. Norwich are marginally shorter at around 8/5 with the majority of bookmakers. The draw can be backed at 12/5
West Ham target Scott Hogan is the favourite in the goalscorer markets closely followed by Cameron Jerome, who is likely to start on the bench.
Brentford vs Norwich Betting Tips
Brentford win – 17/10 with Betfred: open an account get £60 free.
Sullay KaiKai anytime goalscorer – 7/2 with Betfred.
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